Details are scarce, but reports seem to confirm that an American female journalist was taken hostage in Iraq and that her interpreter was killed in the hostage taking. The terrorist group who took her hostage is also unknown at this time.
There is speculation in the Kuwait News Agency that the woman is Jill (Jewel) Carroll of the Christian Science Monitor, but there is no confirmation.
There are also reports in China's People's Daily that it is Jil Kieily.
The U.S. journalist, named Jil Kieily according to Arabic pronunciation, was kidnapped in Baghdad's western Adel district when unknown gunmen attacked her car and killed her interpreter, the source said on condition of anonymity.
The body of her Iraqi Christian interpreter Alin Ghazi Jack was found near the mosque of Malik Bin Anas in the district, said the source.
He added that the U.S. journalist was heading to make an interview with Adnan al-Dulaimi, head of the Iraqi Consensus Front, a Sunni Arab political body.
Tipped by: The Jawa Report
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